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It’s raining medals for Team SA

It rained medals for Team SA’s swimmers and athletes at the London 2012 Paralymics on Saturday evening.

CAPE TOWN - South Africa's latest gold medalist, Charl Bouwer, is in line for more Paralympic medals in London.

The 22-year-old said his body was covered with goosebumps after he won the nail-biting 50-metre freestyle in the S13 category on Saturday evening.

He will swim his main event on Sunday, the 100-metre freestyle where he is ranked second.

South Africa's Chef de Mission Pieter Badenhorst said Bouwer’s performance had improved since the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing.

He said Bouwer hoped to win last night’s race, but was even more prepared and eager to participate in his favourite event.

The first heat for the 100-metre freestyle S13 is set to begin at 11:41am.

Meanwhile, it rained medals for Team South Africa (SA) in the pool and on the track.

Achmat Hassiem started the medal rush when he won bronze in the men's 100-metre butterfly S10.

Visually impaired athlete Jonathan Ntutu also picked up a bronze in the men’s 100-metre T13. 

Teboho Mokgalagadi won silver in the 100-metre T35 cerebral palsy class and shortly thereafter, long jumper Dyan Buis finished second over the same distance in the T38 class.

Sprinter Anrune Liebenberg capped off the successful day for Team SA when she won a bronze in the women’s 200-metre T46.

(Edited by Thato Motaung)

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